August 14, 2020

Volume X, Number 227

Polsinelli PC

2019 Thought Leadership Award Polsinelli is an Am Law 100 firm with 900 attorneys in 21 offices nationwide. Recognized by legal research firm BTI Consulting as one of the top firms for excellent client service and client relationships, the firm’s attorneys provide value through practical legal counsel infused with business insight, and focus on health care, financial services, real estate, intellectual property, middle-market corporate, labor and employment and business litigation.

In 1972 Jim Polsinelli and colleagues formed the firm to serve business and real estate clients in a small office in the historic Country Club Plaza District in Kansas City, Missouri. The firm has continued to see impressive growth over its 40+ year history with expanding practice areas and office additions, most recently in Seattle. The addition of these offices is part of our strategic plan to better serve the increasing needs of our clients.

We strive to align our services with our clients' business goals. Doing so has allowed us to attract experienced attorneys across the country seeking a platform best suited to their clients' priorities. With our firm’s concentration of presence in lower-overhead markets, we are able to offer more comprehensive services than local or regional firms and more competitive overall cost than national firms concentrated in higher cost markets.

Contributing authors from Polsinelli PC:

Craig A. Boyd Jr. Corporate Attorney Polsinelli
As an associate in the Corporate and Transactional practice, clients rely on Craig (CJ) Boyd to work with Polsinelli’s team of attorneys to analyze each transaction matter to develop a...
Liz Boydston Bankruptcy Lawyer Polsinelli Law Firm
Liz Boydston focuses her practice on complex Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases, adversary proceedings, fraudulent transfers, preference litigation, 363 sales, receiverships, and workouts...
Elizabeth H. Bray Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Attorney Polsinelli Chicago, IL
Liz Bray understands and works with clients to design, implement and ensure the compliance of employee benefit plans and executive compensation arrangements with the Internal Revenue Code,...
Ken Briggs, Polsinelli Law Firm, Healthcare Attorney
Ken Briggs helps all entities engaged in health care make sense of the modern business and legal environment. He focuses on finding comprehensive solutions to address health care regulatory...
Rosa Brine Associate New York Rosa Brine Associate
Rosa Brine is committed to understanding each client’s business needs and brings broad legal experience to each transaction to help advance those needs. Her prior work in-house and as a...
James M. Broeking Counsel Capital Markets Commercial Lending Health Care Finance Public/Municipal Finance Nonprofit Finance Health Care Services
With over 30 years of experience, Jim Broeking has represented borrowers and served as bond counsel and underwriter’s counsel in transactions for not-for-profit organizations located in 25...
Ghislaine G. Torres Bruner, Polsinelli Law Firm, Denver, Environmental and Litigation Law Attorney
Ghislaine G. Torres Bruner counsels energy clients through all aspects of planning, siting, permitting issues and complex litigation affecting natural resource and energy companies,...
Christopher Buch Employee Benefit Lawyer Polsinelli Law Firm
Christopher Buch is a Chicago business attorney with a multi-disciplinary practice that focuses on a variety of executive compensation, employee benefits and employee stock ownership plan (...
Jonathan F. Buck Healthcare Attorney Polsinelli Law Firm Los Angeles
Jonathan Buck provides strategic legal, compliance and operational guidance and support to a wide range of health care clients. Jonathan’s practice focuses on advising clients on health...
Brian Bullard POlisinelli Law FIrm Dallas, TX private equity attorney
Brian Bullard implements comprehensive, business-centric strategies in order to facilitate opportunistic joint venture / private equity transactions. In focusing on the commercial...


Meredith A. Duncan, Polsinelli PC, Government Regulation Attorney, Medical Licensing Lawyer,
A litigator at heart, Meredith Duncan has the skills and experience to advocate for clients before government regulators, administrative law judges and courtrooms alike. She uses those...
Virginia Y. Duong, Polsinelli PC, Income Tax Controversies Lawyer, Audit Planning Attorney
Virginia Duong seeks legal solutions to difficult tax problems by combining a thorough understanding of the tax laws with an ability to apply them in innovative ways. She demonstrates an...
Gregory P. Durbin Intellectual Property Attorney Polsinelli Denver, CO
The innovative spirit of the firm’s clients inspires and motivates Greg Durbin to go the extra mile for them. As a former practicing electrical engineer, he understands technology. Just as...
Barrington E. Dyer Principal Intellectual Property Intellectual Property & Technology Litigation Patent Litigation
Barrington Dyer takes a creative and strategic approach to resolving intellectual property disputes for startups and Fortune 500 companies. He is dedicated to helping clients solve their...


As a former federal law enforcement agent and an experienced litigator, Jason Hoggan understands what is at stake when individuals and corporations face government investigations or complex...
Gary E. Hood, Polsinelli, Intellectual Property Proceedings lawyer, Litigation Division Chair
Shareholder, Intellectual Property Proceedings & Litigation Division Chair
Gary Hood is an effective, practical trial lawyer. His clients count on him to determine, early in a case, what is at the heart of the dispute, and how to win. His 20 years of courtroom...
Maria Fernanda Hubbard Commercial Litigation Lawyer Polsinelli Law Firm
Maria Hubbard works closely with clients to determine the most effective legal strategies based on the client’s specific matter goals and overall business objectives. As an Associate in the...
Anne Benton Hucker Associate Kansas city Employment Disputes, Litigation and Arbitration Workforce Development, Investigations and Compliance Labor and Employment
Anne Benton Hucker is an associate in the Employment Disputes, Litigation and Arbitration practice group. Anne represents employers in a wide range of complex labor and employment-related...


Erin Muellenberg Medical Staff Law Attorney
Erin Muellenberg brings a strong skillset to her exclusive practice of medical staff law. As a former Director of Medical Staff Services in a large community-based hospital, she is...
Kelly J. Muensterman, Polsinelli PC, Client Development Strategies Attorney, Employee Relations Lawyer,
Kelly Muensterman firmly believes that no two client issues are exactly alike, which drives his approach to tailoring advice and counsel that fits a business’s specific needs. He also knows...
Brandon C. Mumby Associate Seattle Labor and Employment Government Investigations
As a member of Polsinelli’s Government Investigations practice, Brandon Mumby primarily focuses on conducting government-facing and internal corporate investigations. Experienced in all...
Matthew J. Murer, Polsinelli, Survey Issues Lawyer, Reimbursement Attorney
Shareholder/Practice Chair
Matthew Murer chairs the firm's national health care practice, and has worked hard to build a strong team of health care lawyers with experience that spans virtually every aspect of the...
Ryan Murphy, Polsinelli Law Firm, Washington DC, Intellectual Property and Litigation Attorney
Of Counsel
Ryan Murphy partners with clients to understand their business and individual roles within an industry in order to obtain positive outcomes on their behalf. Much of Ryan’s practice involves...
Richard Murray, Polsinelli Law Firm, Construction and Real Estate Attorney
Richard Murray is a firm believer that the best outcome for Polsinelli’s clients begins with an understanding of their business objectives and how disputes or potential litigation affects...


John Snow Intellectual Property Attorney
John Snow understands that each case, and each client, requires its own approach, and partners with clients to develop a strategy to achieve their business goals in a cost-efficient manner...
Allison K. Sonneveld, Polsinelli PC, Products Liability matters Lawyer, Toxic Tort Attorney,
Allison Sonneveld has focused her entire career on the defending companies in litigation matters with an emphasis on toxic tort and products liability matters. Allison has handled claims...
Robert Spake Business Attorney Polsinelli PC
Bob is a Shareholder in Polsinelli’s Business Litigation department. Bob partners with clients to effectively resolve business disputes, using skills in arbitration, trial, and litigation...
Frank Spano Litigation Attorney Polsinelli
Clients depend on Frank Spano to provide legal counsel that is grounded in a solid understanding of their businesses. In order to help clients strategize and resolve their complex...
Anne Spiggle Polsinelli Administrative lawyer
Of Counsel
By working with clients to navigate the complex world of federal food and drug regulation, Anne Spiggle helps clients focus on their individual business objectives. Anne believes she can...
Britton St.Onge, Polsinelli Law Firm, Commercial Litigation Attorney
Britton St. Onge works out of the firm's St. Louis office and practices primarily in its commercial litigation department.  He has experience with all stages of litigation and spends the...
Caroline C. Steck Associate St. Louis Securities & Corporate Finance Corporate and Transactional
As an associate in the Securities and Corporate Finance practice, Caroline is committed to understanding clients’ larger strategic business objectives, as well as delivering timely,...
Of Counsel
Randalls’s experience facilitating outsourcing and technology transactions in BPO and ITO, e-commerce and intellectual property allows him to effectively navigate clients through the...
Pavel Pasha Sternberg Data Privacy Attorney
Pavel (Pasha) A. Sternberg is an associate in the Tech Transactions & Data Privacy practice. Pasha regularly advises clients of all sizes, and across industry segments, on domestic and...
Rachel Stevenson, Polsinelli PC, Congressional Advocacy Lawyer, Government Policy Attorney
Rachel Stevenson is a highly regarded campaign strategist and political advisor. Her daily advocacy efforts involve working closely with Members of Congress and their staff on a wide-array...